The Fair

The third edition of ENERSOLAR+ BRASIL - the South American Exhibition for the Solar Energy Industry - took place from 16 to 18 July 2014 at the Centro de Exposições Imigrantes in São Paulo.

The international fair for the photovoltaic, thermal and CSP solar industry in Brazil ended in São Paulo with a great success (about 5.000 visitors and 120 exhibitors from Brazil, China, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Portugal, Spain and United States), confirming the importance of a project that - as stated by Mr. Marco Antonio Mastrandonakis, CEO of Grupo Cipa Fiera Milano - is the ideal meeting point for exchange of information, for the public to be acquainted with new technologies and innovations provided by the industry.

ENERSOLAR+ BRASIL 2015 is an important opportunity for all professionals of the sector interested in the important market of Brazil, which, in the near future, will undergo even more development, due to its 8.5 million km2 and its huge natural resources

According to ANEEL report, Brazil registers a total pv capacity of 12,28 megawatt, that is going to be increased thanks to two auctions which are having an important influence for the development of solar energy in Brazil. On next September the A5 energy auction will take place and it already includes some solar energy projects. Then, at the end of October 2014, the first reserve auction with a special category for solar energy is scheduled: solar energy developers applied to sell power from 400 power plants that have 10.79 gigawatts of capacity; the projects must go into operation by October 2017.

Alongside the exhibition, the Ecoenergy congress (4th Congress of Clean Technology and Renewables for Power Generation) offered a high quality conference programme - with representatives of the industry, associations, institutions - together with seminars and workshops. The opening conference “Renewable energy minimizing the risks of an energy crisis”, counted about 500 participants and over 30 lectures by government authorities, researchers and industry experts who discussed the possible and feasible routes for the use of renewable energies in Brazil. Ecoenergy 2014 also featured the 1st Italo-Brazilian Seminar for Renewable energies, organized by Italcam (Italo-Brazilian Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture in São Paulo), with the aim to promote mutual relations between Brazil and Italy.

ENERSOLAR+ BRASIL included a further two fairs: EOLICA SMALL WIND BRASIL 2014 (South American Exhibition for the Small Wind Energy Industry) and GREENERGY & BIOGAS BRASIL 2014 (South American Exhibition for the Renewable Energy, Biogas and Cogeneration Industry). All events have been set up thanks to the joint venture between Smartenergy and Fiera Milano, the latter having acquired the majority stakes of CIPA, one of the most important organizer of fairs in this South American country.

Counting on a promising and highly favorable scenario for the industry of clean renewable energies, next edition of these events will be held from 22 to 24 July 2015, at the Centro de Exposições Imigrantes in São Paulo.